SOFTWARE & HARDWARE FOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHER
(UPDATED June 23th, 2017) - Things change. My March, 2017 "social media photographer gear" article was live for no more than a few weeks when I dramatically changed my setup and workflow. So, let's do this. I'll post change-related blog posts when I make big changes to my set up, but my current list of gear and software will live here and I'll just link to this page anytime I refer to my gear or software in my articles.
HARDWARE & SOFTWARE TOOLS I AM CURRENTLY USING ON PROJECTS
This is the current gear I use on a day-to-day basis. The items on this list have been tested in real-world situations on real jobs. This is the gear and the software I use to deliver award-winning results to my clients. Everything on this list is highly recommended by me personally.
- Apple iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015, 32GB, 2TB, 3.3 GHz) running macOS Sierra w/ Das Keyboard Prime 13 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard, Microsoft Surface Mouse, Griffin Powermate, Contour ShuttleXpress, and a Drobo 5D Personal Storage Array.
- Apple iPad Pro 9.7"
- Apple iPhone 7
CAMERAS & Main Gear
- Fujifilm X100T Cameras
- Apple iPhone 7 & 6S Phones w/ DXO One
- Beastgrip & Helium Cine Pro Core Camera Rigs; Cinetics & Edelkrone Sliders; Domke Bags; Evo Stabilizers; Giottos Ball Heads; Canon FD, Moment & Moondog Labs Lenses; and Manfrotto Ball Heads, Tripods, Monopods, Stands, & Lights.
- Creative - Adobe Bridge & Lightroom; Apple FCPX, Garage Band, & Motion; Audacity, Cinemagraph Pro, Portrait Pro Studio, SoundSoap, and TechSmith Camtasia.
- Development - Apple Xcode, FileMaker Pro Advanced, Microsoft Visual Studio For Mac, and Xojo.
- Marketing - Bright Local, MailChimp, Moz Local, Rank Tracker, SEO Spyglass, SEM Rush, Spyfu, and Website Auditor
- Productivity - Apple Keynote, Basecamp, iaWriter, and Microsoft Office.
- Utilities - CleanMyMac/CleanMyPC, Dropbox, Google Chrome, and HMA! Pro VPN.
IOS PLATFORM (IPHONE & IPAD)
- Creative - Cinemagraph Pro, Filmic Pro, Koji Go, ProShot, Quik, Snapseed, and VSCO.
- Development - Dash, and Panic! Coda & Transmit.
- Productivity - Apple Keynote, iaWriter, Microsoft Office for iOS and Notability.
- Utilities - Dolphin, Dropbox, Feedly and Google Chrome.